UK City Slicker Marianne Goes to Dot to Dot 2013!

This year, Lomography went to Dot to Dot, the UK’s premier indoor music festival held in Nottingham with Fred Perry Subculture.

For music lovers who want something a little off the beaten track of tents, wellies, and trekking miles between stages, an indoor festival might be just the ticket. Lomography’s UK CitySlicker Marianne headed to Nottingham for what has been hailed as the UK’s best indoor music festival. A ticket costing less than £25 gets you access to 14 hours of live music across 8 different venues, including the infamous Rock City which has hosted the likes of Florence + The Machine, Ed Sheeran, and The XX in the past. Previous Dot to Dots have had the likes of Ellie Goulding and Mumford and Sons, both of whom have gone on to international success.

The venues are scattered around the Nottingham City Centre and are all within an easy 5 minute walk of each other. The venues also tended to be separated by music type, so if you were massively into your acoustic or your metal, you could easily stay at one venue throughout the day.

This year, the headliners were on stage at Rock City’s main hall and included Dry The River, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, The 1975, and Tom Odell. All the headliners gave astounding performances, and the evening of live acts ended with Matthew Healy of The 1975 crowd surfing on his fans. Even if you weren’t too fussed about live music, the festival is still a great opportunity for a good ol’ knees up with friends.

Throughout the day, there were DJs playing in the sunshine of the Rescue Rooms Patio hosted by Fred Perry, and people were skanking and bopping to all eras of music ranging from mod/60s to reggae and punk. Furthermore, Dot to Dot holds a Silent Disco until late, which is hours of potential amusement in itself, especially for those without the headphones on (it’s great to hear what people sound like singing with abandon as if they’re in the shower)!

Another perk of the festival, is that although there’s some great food supplied on site by Nottingham’s local food vendors such as Homemade (paella, hmm!) the fact that it’s in the city centre means if you do decide to go for a sit down meal and rest your tired feet, it’s easily done.

So all in all, Dot to Dot is an excellent way to discover up and coming bands and some recently famous names that you can expect to see topping charts in the future. It has the beauty of the intimate venues with the festival feel of running around to catch the next act on your ‘must-see’ list. Don’t take my word for it, check out the photos and see for yourself!

Many thanks and photo credit for a selection of the photos: Rebecca Tan

written by savethemarianne on 2013-06-06 in #lifestyle #city-slicker #events #lc-a #uk-cityslicker #cityslicker #lifestyle #uk #festival #minox-ml #live #music

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